Saturday 30 November 2019, 11:00am at Cobham Training Centre, Surrey
Chelsea U18s
Wiggett 48'; Broja 76'
Fulham FC
Fulham U18s
O'Neill 3'; Tiehi 72'

48' Goal

Charlie Wiggett

76' Goal

Armando Broja

35' Yellow Card

Xavier Simons Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Myles Peart-Harris
Off:Joe Haigh

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Nunn
Off:Marcel Lewis

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Brooking
Off:Sam Iling

3' Goal

Ollie O'Neill
Assist by Sylvester Jasper

72' Goal

Jean-Pierre Tiehi
Assist by Fabio Carvalho

54' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jean-Pierre Tiehi
Off:Adrion Pajaziti

85' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Terry Ablade
Off:Jonathon Page

The Under-18s maintained top spot after being forced to settle for a gritty point against a strong Chelsea side on Saturday morning.

U18s Maintain Unbeaten Campaign

Saturday 30 November 2019 13:07

Main Action:

The Under-18s maintained top spot with by gaining a gritty point against a strong Chelsea side on Saturday morning. 

Ollie O’Neill and Jean-Pierre Tiehi put the lads ahead twice before being pegged back by two Chelsea goals in an overall solid performance.

Chelsea started on the front foot and took the game to the boys. Marcel Lewis fired an effort that deflected into the arms of Damian Las.

However, these boys only need one chance. Sylvester Jasper picked up a loose pass and purposefully drove at the defence. He threaded a ball into Ollie O’Neill who did the rest.

It was understandable why the hosts had been involved in so many high-scoring games of late. Their expansive style allowed Sam Iling to get a shot away that wasn’t ever troubling Damian Las.

The second half started in the same fashion. Chelsea dominating possession. Ibane Bowat sliced his clearance that meant Jonathon Page had to intervene by preventing a certain goal. From the resulting set-play Jay Stansfield’s clearance slammed into Charlie Wiggett and into the corner.

The lads responded well and applied pressure of their own. The ball wouldn’t come down for Fabio Carvalho as a sea of bodies got into the path of the shot. The introduction of Jean-Pierre Tiehi gave the Young Whites a new physical outlet.

Stansfield had found chances hard to come by, but he got one from a diagonal pass from Page. Jake Askew got his fingertips to it to push the ball onto the post.

The game ramped up a notch in tempo. Luca Murphy thought he’d scored from a corner that was adjudged to have not crossed the line by the linesman. The lads were rewarded for their persistence with a goal. Jean-Pierre Tiehi made a run to the near post to glance home Carvalho’s cross.

The goal was a wakeup call to the Blues. Armando Broja shrugged off a challenge to find a yard and squeeze a shot low past Damian Las.

Carvalho was looking to take the game to the hosts as he dribbled in-field to send a venomous shot that Askew needed to be at full stretch to push it behind in the last action.

What That Means:

The point keeps the boys in top spot with Brighton losing to Southampton. Should Chelsea win their game in hand, they will move top. 

Notable Talking Points:

  • Ollie O’Neill’s goal in the third minute was the first registered shot of the game.
  • Sylvester Jasper and Fabio Carvalho stepped back from the Under-23s to be recalled for today’s game.
  • Jean-Pierre Tiehi needed only 17 minutes to find the net after coming off the bench.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U18 Premier League

Date: Saturday 30 November 2019
Kick-off: 11:00am

Venue: Cobham Training Centre, Surrey

Chelsea U18s

Line-up: Askew; Bate, Iling (Brooking 88'), Wiggett; Simeu, Lewis (Nunn 81'), Simons, McClelland; Rankine, Broja, Haigh (Peart-Harris 60')

Unused substitutes: Wady, Humphries

Fulham U18s

Line-up: Las; McAvoy, Bowat, Murphy, Odutayo; O'Neill, Page (Ablade 85'), Pajaziti (Tiehi 54'), Carvalho; Jasper, Stansfield

Unused substitutes: Chisholm, Biereth, Williams

Chelsea U18s (3-4-3)
  • 1Jake Askew
  • 6Lewis Bate
  • 5Sam Iling
  • 4Charlie Wiggett
  • 2Dynel Simeu
  • 10Marcel Lewis
  • 8Xavier Simons
  • 3Sam McClelland
  • 7Dion Rankine
  • 9Armando Broja
  • 11Joe Haigh
  • 12Josh Brooking
  • 13Ethan Wady
  • 14George Nunn
  • 15Bashir Humphries
  • 16Myles Peart-Harris
Fulham U18s (4-4-2)
  • 1Damian Las
  • 2Connor McAvoy
  • 5Ibane Bowat
  • 6Luca Murphy
  • 3Idris Odutayo
  • 7Ollie O'Neill
  • 4Jonathon Page
  • 8Adrion Pajaziti
  • 10Fabio Carvalho
  • 11Sylvester Jasper
  • 9Jay Stansfield
  • 12Mac Chisholm
  • 14Mika Biereth
  • 15Jean-Pierre Tiehi
  • 16Terry Ablade
  • 17Jay Williams